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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by jay26, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. jay26

    jay26 Newbie

    Hey everybody. My name is Jay. I live in Arkansas and just bought my first smoker. It's a masterbuilt 7-1. I've been grilling and cowboy cooking on open fires for years. Just never had a smoker. Right now at this very moment Ive got the first fire lit to season it. I bought a Boston Butt that I'm going to cook tomorrow. We'll see how it goes.
     
  2. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the board! I love open-fire cooking.
     
  3. [​IMG]   Good afternoon and welcome to the forum, from a beautiful sunny and cool day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

    Gary
     
  4. jay26

    jay26 Newbie

    Well I've already learned why manufacturers say to season a smoker. It's so you can learn how the smoker cooks! Need a different wood tray. This one has slots in it and I'm thinking its letting to much flame on the wood. Can't keep the wood from catching fire.
     
  5. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That's why chicken is good for learning your smoker, your mistakes are less expensive.
     
  6. grillmonkey

    grillmonkey Smoking Fanatic

    Wrap the wood in aluminum foil and poke some holes in it. That will allow it to smoke slowly without flaring up.
     
  7. Jay [​IMG]

    Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
    About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
    and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
    We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions
    Post it and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is
    because their are so many different ways to make great Q...

    If you would add your location to your profile it helps later in answering questions.

    Who knows you might live right down the street from me since I am also from Arkansas.
    Happy smoken.
    David
     
  8. Congrats on the smoker, Keep us posted on the Smoke

    Gary
     

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